Your GP, urologist, gynaecologist, psychologist, sexologist or midwife has referred you to us. We work closely with the referrer (s): regular consultations take place about the progress of the treatment. It is also possible to consult us without referral. In that case, a screening will be done first to determine whether your symptoms qualify for pelvic physiotherapy. In order to be able to draw up a treatment plan, there will also be an extensive interview which fully describes your (pain) symptoms. Subsequently, if possible, a physiotherapeutic pelvic floor examination follows, in which the condition of the pelvic floor muscles is mapped. After the pelvic physiotherapeutic examination, the working of the pelvic floor will be explained to you and the relationship between your pelvic floor and the symptoms and the treatment plan.
In a physiotherapeutic pelvic floor examination the function of your pelvic floor muscles is examined. If necessary and if possible, an internal examination will be done. This gives an impression of the basic tension, the muscle strength, the staying power and the conscious control over your pelvic floor. Internal research only takes place after extensive explanation and with your express permission. If you do not want internal examination or treatment (yet), neither of these will take place. In that case, we will try to map the pelvic floor function with an external study.
An additional way to examine the functioning of the pelvic floor muscles is myofeedback research. This is a form of internal examination in which you can indicate whether you want it or not. During the examination, a measuring instrument (probe) is inserted into the vagina or anus. With this probe, the tension and functioning of the pelvic floor are measured and can be seen on a screen. You are asked to tighten your pelvic floor muscles and then relax. The activity of your pelvic floor appears in the form of a graph on the screen. The purpose of this is to be able to assess the function of the pelvic floor muscles more accurately and to give you a better insight into the functioning of your pelvic floor.